Post-scandal squeeze on finances sparks asset sales, cutbacks.
Yellowstone National Park is taking steps toward turning part of its bison trap at the northern edge of the park into a certified brucellosis quarantine facility.
Baleage can provide a high-quality fermented forage, but careful attention to management is needed to produce a consistent, uniform feed.
Emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for producers in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana impacted by drought.
Mandatory Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) is back in the news. Dropped after WTO rulings and predictions of financial losses, the controversial labeling issue has resurfaced in a lawsuit against the USDA.
President praises farmers, vows to ‘rebuild rural America’
Imports of fresh Brazilian beef have been suspended by USDA over safety concerns.
North Dakota drought worrying crop and livestock producers
Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit demanding federal wildlife officials reassess their practice of killing coyotes, bobcats, fox and other animals in Northern California.
Already short on hay and forage after a hard winter, ranchers in North and South Dakota are continuing to reduce herds in response to severe drought conditions.
A recent ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter will limit access to growing markets.
Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA revealed a $1.8 billion divestment plan on Tuesday, putting dairy, poultry and cattle feeding assets on the block to cut debt after a corruption scandal raised concerns about its financing costs.
Growers and dairies lobby for a path to legalization for the undocumented workers who power their businesses.
USDA chief says NAFTA benefits farmers but adjustments needed.
Due to dry conditions, livestock producers should expect to see a reduction in grazeable forage. Drought management plans will be vital if the drought continues into the growing season.
An East Texas lassoed a 10-foot alligator and wranglers crawled atop the massive reptile's back after it got too close to the landowner's cattle.
Six men have been charged in two separate cattle thefts at a Florida pasture, and authorities are trying to find eight missing cows.
Livestock producers often find themselves the target for Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), but this week marked two instances where these organizations were the ones in the crosshairs instead.
Silvopasture – the practice of combining forestry with forage and livestock production – is rare in North America, but the practice could bring both economic and environmental benefits on marginal lands where traditional row cropping hasn’t worked.
In letter, EU demands improved checks on meat safety.
American beef is on its way to China for the first time in 14 years. Nebraska’s Greater Omaha Packing Company announced today it was sending beef by air freight to a customer in Shanghai.
PE investments push Daniel Dantas’s fortune to $1.8 billion.
USDA published details for traceability of American meat.
Beef trade protocols with China have been finalized by USDA.
The pork industry is pursuing one common goal in the 2018 farm bill. It wants money set aside to create, store and supply a foot-and-mouth disease vaccine. An outbreak wouldn’t just affect production or trade, but could become a food security issue.
Fireworks are often reserved for Independence Day on July 4th, but for cattle markets they help describe meteoric rises and sudden bursts in prices.
Dryness is intensifying in the northern Plains, and cattlemen and grain markets are responding.
The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that most of the Dakotas are experiencing drought conditions that experts say are harming farmers and cattle producers.